• Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • Publishers make merry in election season, books on politicians fly off the shelves April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Book publishers are making a merry this election season. With the election battle unveiling in book stands now, books on political leaders are soon flying off the shelves. The two books that apparently are the most sought after currently are Sanjaya Baru's 'The Accidental Prime Minister' and former...
  • Never too old to vote

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    I've been informing colleagues, the country at large, and well, whoever I can over the past few days, that there is no age bar to...

  • Khushwant Singh (1915-2014): End of a literary juggernaut March 20, 2014

    Khushwant Singh, one of the finest authors who elevated English writing in India with his classic works on Partition and history of Sikhs, literature and displayed an impeccable sense of wit and humour, died in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 99. ...
  • Watch: Simon Denyer speak on 2014 Lok Sabha elections March 10, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi, senior journalist Simon Denyer talked about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Simon Denyer has worked in India with media giants Washington Post and Reuters. ...
  • This election season, books talk politics March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: This election season it's all about political analysis, commentary and key political players. It is raining books - non-fiction by senior journalists and India watchers alike. All political leaders are fair game. The Telegraph Editor Sankarshan Thakur's 'Single Man' takes a look at the Janata Dal United leader...
  • Bonanza for book lovers this election season March 9, 2014

    It is the election season and politics has taken the centre stage everywhere, even in the world of literature. There is a galore of options for book lovers in this election season to chose from. ...
  • Decompressing post-Jaipur

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Every January, for the past 7-odd years, I've been one of those lucky enough to hit the Jaipur Literature Festival. Usually we get to soak...

  • Outrage over December gangrape led to more awareness: Gloria Steinem January 19, 2014

    Iconic feminist, activist and writer Gloria Steinem says that the Delhi gangrape was a very important incident that helped in fighting violence. "I think it's very important and it helps all of us, because we are all fighting violence in general and specifically female violence whether its in war zones,...
  • News 360: I was shattered, wracked with pain, says Modi on 2002 riots December 27, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday shared his views for the first time on 2002 Gujarat riots through a blog and said he was shaken to the core by the riots. He said after Gujarat was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2001, the...
  • The fight for gay rights is our fight, India

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    It's not just gay people who are angry and distressed and anguished, not just the LGBT community which feels the blow of the Supreme Court...

  • Every civil right movement takes steps backwards: Author of Gaysia December 11, 2013

    Journalist and Australia-based writer Benjamin Law weighs in on the Supreme Court judgement on Sec 377. The author of 'Gaysia' had travelled through India and Asia and written about the gay community's journey and travails across the region. Here is an email Q&A with IBNLive: IBNLive: From your perspective having...
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela's life and legacy December 6, 2013

    South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. The former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been frail...
  • Watch: Kids narrate their horrid tales of abuse November 16, 2013

    Incidents of child abuse have risen significantly. In recent days, media reports have been suggesting a spurt on cases of child molestation. From neighbours allegedly abusing kids as young as three-years to teachers molesting students in classrooms - such incidents have not only brought shame to the society but also...
  • Uncovering the truth about the Bangladesh war November 12, 2013

    Professor Gary Bass of Princeton University has written The Blood Telegram: India's Secret War in East Pakistan, tapping into newly declassified resources, including hours of White House tapes. The book makes no bones about the fact that the massive refugee crisis in the run-up to the 1971 war could have...